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We Saved Dale’s Abscessed Tooth [video]

When Dale had an abscessed tooth, his face swelled up and he was in a lot of pain. Although he was not a previous patient of Dr. Callow, the doctor came in to see him on his day off and brought the swelling and discomfort under control. He then performed a root canal and saved Dale’s tooth. Dale loves the friendly, professional staff and excellent treatment he gets at Douglas A. Callow, ...

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How to Complete a Broken Smile

When you were a child, there was nothing more exciting than discovering that very first loose tooth. You would wriggle it and wrestle it with your tongue all day and night, just waiting for it to become loose enough for one final pull. Then, it was under the pillow for the tooth fairy to take. Spoiler alert: It’s a lot less fun to lose a tooth as an adult. But the good news is that we ...

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How to Teach Your Kids Good Oral Hygiene

If you have a healthy smile and excellent oral hygiene practices as an adult, chances are it all started when you were a child. The foundation for dental care starts as young as babyhood. When kids are taught good brushing and flossing technique and are taken to the dentist routinely from a young age, it becomes familiar and routine to them. Not an afterthought, not something that is optional. ...

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A Dental Crown Strengthens Your Smile [video]

A dental crown is a custom-made cap that fits over your entire tooth from the gumline up. It is designed to be indistinguishable from a natural pearly white in shape and color. It protects and strengthens a damaged tooth and makes it look flawless. Watch this video to learn more about dental crowns and how they improve your smile. To schedule an appointment at Douglas A. Callow, D.D.S., ...

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Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays

Perhaps you’ve come to us because you have a toothache. Or maybe we noticed something amiss during our visual examination, through an X-ray, or with our state-of-the-art DIAGNOdent laser fluorescence cavity detection tool. But however it came to our attention, it’s there. An area of decay in your enamel that must be stopped before it reaches the inner part of the tooth and causes a raging ...

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We Love Dental Technology [video]

Thanks to improvements in technology, materials, and techniques, dentistry is a totally different field than it was a few years ago. And that’s a good thing for you, the patient. Today’s procedures are faster, easier, less painful, and less invasive. At Douglas A. Callow, D.D.S., we embrace advancements that improve our patients’ experiences in the dentist’s chair. In this video, Dr. ...

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5 Essentials of a Tooth-Friendly Diet [infographic]

Making the right food and drink choices is critical to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Certain foods, like sticky and gummy sweets, will cause bacteria to proliferate and create acids that destroy your tooth enamel. Other edibles contain nutrients that promote gum health and help your teeth resist decay. For more information on nutrition and dental health, schedule a checkup at Douglas A. ...

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We Make You Forget Your Dental Anxiety

It’s true, visiting the dentist isn’t at the top of most people’s list of favorite things to do. But if you suffer from dental anxiety or a dental phobia, your fears of sitting in our chair go beyond mere jitters. You may worry endlessly about how things could go wrong. You may have trouble sleeping the night before your appointment. You may experience a racing heart or sweaty palms as you ...

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Will You Be Calm and in Charge During a Dental Emergency? [quiz]

A dental emergency is always unexpected, but that doesn’t mean you have to be unprepared. Knowing what steps to take will make the difference between panic and a cool, measured response. If you do find yourself in an emergency situation, one of the first steps you should take is to call Douglas A. Callow, DDS. We have extended hours (up to 7 p.m.) and are open some Fridays and Saturdays. ...

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Invisalign Made His Smile “20 Times Better” [video]

Chase thought he wanted braces to fix his smile, but decided to go with Invisalign with Dr. Callow. And he’s glad he did. He loves that his aligners are comfortable to wear, practically invisible to other people, and that he can remove them to eat. He doesn’t have the annoying food restrictions he would with conventional braces. And his results have been fantastic. “I smile way more in ...

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